EDISON, NJ (TIP): A book-signing ceremony of Ratanjit Sondhe’s How ONENESS changes EVERRTHING was organized by Sardar Patel Foundation -USA on 29th January 2014 in Edison, NJ as part of India’s 65th Republic Day. Dr. Navin Mehta and Prof. Bipin Sangankar were guests of honor who spoke highly of Cleveland based Ratanjit Sondhe who came to USA in 1968 to earn a Ph. D. degree in polymer chemistry at The University of Akron, Ohio with Eight Dollars in his pocket.
After substantial Ph.D. course work he started his company POLY-CARB in 1973 and after 35 years he sold his highly successful company to The Dow Chemical Company at an astronomical bidding price and opted to be an Educator, Author, Business Coach, Radio and Television host.
To the large gathering Ratanjit Sondhe narrated his remarkable entrepreneurial journey how started the company, saved from bankruptcy and reshaped his material science company which he sold to the highest bidder in 2008 The Company was started d in 1973 and growing well in right direction but to his astonishment one day in 1980 his accounts revealed that the company was not in a position to pay its supplies and employees.
A view of the gathering
The company lawyers advised me to take refuse into bankruptcy protection chapter 11. He refused to take advice of his accountants and lawyers. He narrated his story to the gathering: ‘ I brought all of the account books home and analyzed them . I was completely shocked to discover that 90% of the sales were generated by me and substantial of my time was spent in helping and collecting 10% sales of my seven vice presidents and a number of sales managers’.
In his book: How ONENESS changes EVERYTHING, which he autographed for readers on the occasion, he tells about 9 Universal laws beyond IO and EQ [Emotional intelligence] which he describes as Spiritual Intelligence into practical focus. Interests of your suppliers and your clients are also parts of your business that is the message of his book. Ms.Michelle Dowling read the message of Congressman Frank Pallone and meeting was conducted by Mukesh Kashiwala.
Among Executive Committee members of Sardar Patel foundation Vinod Patel and Himanshu Shah played important role organizing the book signing ceremony. Mr. Sondhe signed the books and answered questions from the audience. Everybody felt the need for another long session with the author. Ratanjit Sondhe promised to do it after he returns from India from his lecture series organized by Tata Consultancy in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and other cities in India.